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Philadelphia Flower Show has '60s vibe with 'Flower Power'

Updated : March 06, 2019 12:06 PM IST

From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show reinterprets 1960s counterculture in a spectacularly trippy way.

This year's show, aptly named "Flower Power," opened on Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will run through March 10.

The '60s vibe continues inside with a "Groovy Garden" of pressed flowers, a wedding scene from the Summer of Love and a garden that recreates the view from the Woodstock performance stage. Visitors can learn to arrange flowers in themed classes that include "Mood Ring," ''Lava Lamp" and "Sit In."

The mood was set on the opening night with a dance party celebrating — what else? — Beatlemania, featuring a Fab Four cover band.

Pedestrians walk past a sign for the
Pedestrians walk past a sign for the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Visitors view an Ikenobo arrangement by Cora Williams during a preview of the
Visitors view an Ikenobo arrangement by Cora Williams during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Florist Solomon Leong of Hong Kong competes in the FTD World Cup floral design competition during a preview of the
Florist Solomon Leong of Hong Kong competes in the FTD World Cup floral design competition during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A visit views a backed pedestal arrangement by Karena Valentine and Eleanor P Deacon during a preview of the
A visit views a backed pedestal arrangement by Karena Valentine and Eleanor P Deacon during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A butterfly sits upon an arrangement during a preview of the
A butterfly sits upon an arrangement during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shown is a detail of an installation during a preview of the
Shown is a detail of an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shown is a detail of an installation during a preview of the
Shown is a detail of an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the
Visitors view an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A visitor takes a photograph of an installation during a preview of the
A visitor takes a photograph of an installation during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Florist Hans Zijlstra of the Netherlands competes in the FTD World Cup floral design competition during a preview of the
Florist Hans Zijlstra of the Netherlands competes in the FTD World Cup floral design competition during a preview of the "Flower Power" themed Philadelphia Flower Show at the at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Friday, March 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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